Community Series

Focuses on best practices for serving LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. This session covers topics including understanding sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, utilizing affirming language and pronouns, and addressing the unique challenges of LGBTQ+ individuals, particularly transgender and non-binary youth, experiencing homelessness. (1.5 Hours) Learning Objectives: Gain insights into the various social, familial, and systemic [...]

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Features a diverse panel of LGBTQ+ youth, parents, and allies guiding an interactive session that offers a unique opportunity to hear firsthand experiences and insights about the LGBTQ+ community. The session also includes a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage directly with panelists, fostering an open dialogue and a more profound comprehension of the LGBTQ+ [...]

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Explores comprehensive approaches to support the trans and non-binary community. Participants will delve into affirming terminology, learn about the experiences of trans and non-binary individuals, and gain insights into creating inclusive spaces. The session also provides valuable resources for continued learning. (1 Hour) Learning Objectives: Understand affirming terminology specific to the trans and non-binary community. [...]

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Enlightens attendees on affirming LGBTQ+ terminology, the current experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, and the powerful role allies play in supporting inclusivity. It also highlights community resources available for further support and learning. (1, 2, or 3 Hours) Learning Objectives: Learn the impact of allies in fostering inclusivity and support for LGBTQ+ individuals. Discover the [...]

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Provides an essential guide to understanding LGBTQ+ identities, covering affirming LGBTQ+ terminology, the development of gender identity, the current climate affecting LGBTQ+ youth and families, and steps for creating affirming spaces. Participants will leave with resources to continue their learning in supporting LGBTQ+ youth. (1 Hour) Learning Objectives: Understand key concepts and affirming terminology related [...]

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Discover Youth Outlook, Illinois' first and longest-running social services agency solely dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Gain insights into our services, understand the current experiences of LGBTQ+ youth, and learn strategies for creating safe, affirming spaces. The session also provides valuable resources for ongoing education and support. (1Hour) Learning Objectives: Learn about Youth Outlook’s comprehensive [...]

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